It is well known: Baccarat is the most chic of casino games. So much so that it is still reserved, in some establishments, for the most affluent players and belonging to a small circle of privileged people. And even the democratization of the game linked to the appearance of online casinos has not taken away from this card game its cachet. But fortunately for "simple" players, igaming still has the merit of having made more accessible to the general public this game which is all the same the favorite of a certain James Bond. And as you might expect, this centuries-old game is now available in several variations. Let's find out about the main ones here.
Literally meaning "bankruptcy against bank", Punto Banco is arguably the most popular variant of Baccarat today. Present in most casinos, both land and virtual, it puts the player (also called Ponte) facing the bank. Invented in South America, it quickly spread to the rest of the world because of its great simplicity and the speed of the game allowing you to quickly chain games.
As already mentioned above, although democratized, Baccarat has remained a somewhat elitist game with fairly high wagering requirements. The Mini Baccarat is as its name indicates, a variant with almost the same rules as the traditional baccarat but with lower requirements of minimum bets.
Modern Baccarat as we know it in Europe today was not always played out like this. Indeed, going back a few centuries earlier, we find a rather old variant which was played for a long time in the royal court. Slightly modified by the aristocracy following the reintroduction of gambling in France by Charles VIII, it gave birth to a variant that is offered today in many online casinos: Baccarat Chemin de Fer . In this variant, each player takes turns in the role of banker .
The Super Pan Nine
This fairly recent version of the game is played with initial 3-card hands. In addition, to make the whole thing more exciting, some cards are removed at Super Pan Nine . These include 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s which are simply taken from each deck of 52 cards before the game begins. Otherwise, the rules are quite similar to those of classic Blackjack.